“For me, the most important aspect of this congress is that old friends and colleagues have the opportunity to get together, because we are a community, and there’s a lot of information we can get from this friends and colleagues, and people we have not met. People at this congress have the opportunity to get out of their usual area, and learn something more”.
FRED GMITTER - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
“This is my third trip to Brazil, this time has been very impressive, bringing an opportunity to every scientist to be a part of the international community and exchange knowledge, strengthening connections we can use to solve the problems in the citrus world, this is a kind of laboratory”.
PROFESSOR ZORA SINGH, FROM CURTIN UNIVERSITY/ AUSTRALIA
“The organization of the congress is really good. The choice of the themes, the coordination of the discussions. The main theme is very interesting. All I can say about the organization is very favorable. For us, fresh fruit producers for export, the important is knowledge and technology, mainly the innovation about our biggest threat: the HLB. In the region I live in Argentina we don’t have HLB, but it’s necessary to get to know all the experience of those who are fighting it”
GLÓRIA PEREZ, AFINOA - ARGENTINA
“This congress is really well organized, even in small details. Congress organization is something extremely difficult, because although the important thing is the scientific part, the presentations, if the coffee served was bad, that’s what people will remember”.
LUIS NAVARRO, IVIA - ESPANHA
“The Congress for us is being very profitable, because all the people in the sector coming here. We can see that big groups of citrus sector, not only from Brazil but also f4rom other countries are here, and it is very important for the company. As Samaritá focus is open to international market, it has been very important for us”
MAINA DINIZ, MKT DEPT OF SAMARITÁ
“It is the “Orange Olympics”, the olympics of citrus production. All work developed by the researches have as objective to be presented many times in ICC congresses. It’s the third congress I have the chance to attend. What we can see is that a lot of the things that were showed in China in 2008 has already been used in the field today. I expect to leave this congress with an overview of the things we will be able to apply almost immediately. The research has come closer to the producers’ needs and the industry as whole.”
PAULO PRATINHA - PRAT’S OWNER
“The congress is very well organized, it’s a chance to discuss issues and ideas for research for the future. But, in my opinion, the most important part happens here, in the stand area, rather than in the lectures. The place is welcoming and comfortable, some other conferences i’ve been to didn’t have this level of organization. The environment really enhances the conversations that take part in between the sessions, among researchers, industry and producers. No problems, no mistakes, it was a good job.”
DR. ERAN RAVEH - CITRUS EXPERT FROM THE AGRICULTURE RESEARCH ORGANIZATION IN ISRAEL
“I look forward to this conference every four years because it gives us a chance to share information from all over the world and sort of evaluate where the knowledge is. It’s important in terms of changing our thinking and how we express our understanding of the relationship of different citrus types. But it’s also important for us to know, in issues like citrus greening, what the latest knowledge is, or maybe what direction certain researcher needs to take to move forward to solve this problem, that not only affects us in California and Florida, but everyone around the world.”
TRACY L. KAHN, CURATOR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA UC RIVERSIDE, DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY AND PLANT SCIENCES
“Every 4 years I go to the Citrus Congress, it’s a great opportunity to meet with colleagues and people we collaborate with, and people from industries around the world, getting to know what problems they have, what issues they’re facing, and the solutions they’re coming up with. It gives us a chance to learn more, and be a member of the global citrus industry and the citrus community..."
JAMES R CRANNEY JR. PRESIDENT OF THE CALIFORNIA CITRUS QUALITY COUNCIL.
“The impression from the beginning is very good, the reception party was really good, great talks. Everything is really well organized.”